Imagine a lazy day or evening drifting through the wide waters and backwater creeks of the Cape Fear River, spotting a number of wild critters and enjoying unbeatable perspectives of the historic Downtown Waterfront. With Wilmington Water Tours, this daydream is a vivid realty, thanks to a wealth of different cruises and tours that conveniently depart from the edge of the downtown region, and which explore a wide range of iconic or scenic on-the-water sites.

All tours launch from the iconic Water Street, and are held onboard the “Wilmington,” a state-of-the-art 46’ ft. long catamaran that is handicapped accessible, fully enclosed, and which offers a flexible layout with seating for up to 49 guests. (There’s even restrooms on board.) In these comfortable surroundings, visitors can embark on a number of tours, which includes a Blackwater Adventure Cruise along the northeast Cape Fear River, the Eagles Island Cruise that boasts some incredible vistas of the downtown area, or the Sunset Cruise (with or without live acoustic music) which serves as a romantic way to explore the city. With so many watery paths to choose from, and a host of on-the-water adventures available, visitors can return to Wilmington Water Tours again and again to embark on a new expedition of this fascinating corner of the Cape Fear region.